A Dive Into Raf Simons’ Esteemed 1998 ‘BLACK PALMS’ Collection:
1998 marked Raf Simons’ third year as a designer at his eponymous label. His Spring/Summer collection is one of his most revered and demonstrated the young designer’s intentions to revolutionize menswear as a whole.
Staying true to his vision, the novice designer constructed sixty looks composed of ‘lean’ silhouettes in mainly jet-black fabrics. Simons paired sharp tailoring with anarchism, creating a singular vision and a blend of cultures that had never been seen before. Black Palms remains timeless and a pivotal point in Simons’ career.